Monday, August 12, 2013

"CAREER CAPPER" # 8: 1972 ERNIE BANKS

I missed a day posting for the first time in a long while yesterday. Life reared it's ugly head and kept me busy all day.
But I'm jumping right back in and celebrating the most popular Chicago Cubs player of all-time, Ernie Banks.
"Mr. Cub"  had a nice enough "last card" in the 1971 set, but again I wish Topps would have created a card for the super stars of the game AFTER they retired so we could have gazed upon their final Hall-worthy statistics in the days before the internet.
Besides, it would have been cool to have an Ernie Banks card in the ultra-funky 1972 set. A colorful set for a colorful player.
As for the Banks himself, what else can be said about a two-time M.V.P., 500+ home run hitting shortstop in an era when such a thing was unheard of?
He was just plain awesome, and was an easy choice for the Hall of Fame, getting inducted in 1977.
So let's celebrate the guy with a 1972 card I designed. Take a look…

"Mr. Cub", Ernie Banks.

1 comment:

  1. I only look at my '72 cards with the lava lamp burning. :P

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